Thursday, 15 October 2009


Senegalese singer Akon met Kenya’s Prime Minister Raila Odinga in a blink and miss meeting on Monday (12/10/2009). The meeting held at Raila’s Treasury office saw Akon talking about his visit to Kenya and the just concluded MTV Africa Music Awards.
That said, the I’m So Paid rapper confided that he is planning to buy land in Kenya preferably at the Coast, our source said.
I hear that he might even get it for free from one of his Kenyan handlers if the bureaucracy gets in the way
The late Barry White, you know him, the deep voiced American balladeer made a similar request way back in May 1995. He was in Kenya where he gave a legendary performance at the Nairobi Safari Park hotel.
Akon will join a host of other personalities who own land in Kenya like Italian businessman Flavio Briatore and the powerful Agnelli family who control Juventus Football club through their investment firm.
Flavio owns a resort in Malindi, Lion in the Sun, which is frequented by many celebrities including supermodel Naomi Campbell. Princess Caroline of Monaco and controversial hubby Prince Ernst of Hanover own a house in Lamu. Canadian singer Brian Adams also has a beach house in Lamu.
Stephanie Powers from the TV show Hart to Hart with her late hubby William Holden, actor, once owned Mount Kenya Safari Club in Nanyuki.